There is just something so special about watching grown children interact with their parents. Long gone are the days of fights over curfews, grades, and whether or not it is acceptable to jump off a bridge just because so-and-so is doing it. Through good parenting and grace, the rigid parent-child relationship that was so well defined just a few years ago develops into a new, more free relationship filled mutual respect, admiration, friendship, and love. It was such a treat to spend the afternoon photographing the Hogue Family because they are evidence that a joyful, mature, loving relationship between adult children and their parents is possible. The entire family truly cares for and loves one another. The sisters are not only sisters but also great friends. The parents love their children and clearly still love one another as they approach their 25th anniversary. And the newest member of the family, son-in-law Casey, fits right in and is clearly a welcome addition.
Dallas, Debbie, Chelsea, Elise, Casey, and Denise ... thank you so much for allowing me to capture your family photos. I loved spending time with you all and having the opportunity to watch you interact in such a fun and loving way. You guys are awesome!